EFL Championship playoff final: Coventry City vs. Luton Town odds, preview

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Coventry City players celebrate following the English Football League Championship soccer match between Middlesbrough and Coventry City, at the Riverside Stadium, in Middlesbrough, England, Monday May 8, 2023. (Richard Sellers/PA via AP)

We’re less than one week away from the kickoff of the most valuable game in football, the EFL Championship playoff final. The 2023 fixture — which decides the third team to get promoted to the Premier League, English football’s top flight — will see Coventry City take on Luton Town.

Both the Hatters and Sky Blues have enjoyed phenomenal seasons in England’s second division, the EFL Championship. They overcame traditional powerhouses Sunderland and Middlesbrough to reach this stage. While those victories were cause for celebration, the job isn’t finished yet.

Which club do the oddsmakers see being promoted to the Premier League for the 2023/24 campaign?

Luton is the slight favorite with +145 odds to win in normal time, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Coventry is +210 to win within 90 minutes and the result to be a draw after the same period has odds of +200.

The Hatters are favored to win the match outright at -145 odds to the Sky Blues’ +115. As you can see, similar to their positions in the league, there isn’t much to separate the two.

Luton has been the more consistent side throughout the season, earning 80 points from 46 games, good enough for a third-place finish in the table. Coventry finished just two spots behind the Hatters in fifth on 70 points with the same number of matches played.

Both sides also have some of the most threatening attacks in the league, led by goalscorers Viktor Gyökeres (COV) and Carlton Morris (LUT). Gyökeres and Morris were both in the top three of the EFL Championship’s Golden Boot race with 21 and 20 goals respectively.

Individual goalscorer odds have this lethal duo as the favorites to score at FanDuel Sportsbook. The odds board have Gyökeres at +190 to score and Morris close behind at +200. There isn’t much separating these two sides, so expect one of these strikers to play a big part in the result.

The EFL Championship playoff final will kick off from Wembley Stadium at 11:45 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 27. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ in the United States.

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